No More Heroes 3 won’t make release this year and has slipped into 2021, creator Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda has announced. In a tweet from the developer, Suda51 apologised to fans who had been hoping for more news since the game’s reveal at last year’s The Game Awards.
saying that “all staff members at Grasshopper Manufacture have been working as hard as possible on developing the game in the hopes of releasing it in 2020, but the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforseen delays in development. Now that we have managed to get back on our feet with development, we have decided to focus on prioritising quality, and to therefore push back the final release date.”
“…The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven to be a real body blow to our schedule, causing unforeseen delays in development,” Suda explained. “Now that we have managed to get back on our feet with development, we have decided to focus on prioritising quality, and to therefore push back the final release date.”
Nintendo Switch sometime in 2021
The team now hopes to release No More Heroes 3 on Nintendo Switch sometime in 2021. Suda noted it wasn’t all bad news, however, as American comic book illustrator Darick W. Robertson will be joining the project to provide some original illustrations. More of these are due to be posted on social media soon, so at least there’s something to keep No More Heroes fans entertained.
The news is not entirely bad, however. Suda also revealed that Darick Robertson has joined the team to work on the game. Robertson is the artist behind The Boys comic, which has turned into an Amazon Prime series. No More Heroes very much has a comic-book-like vibe that is brought to video games, so adding a comic-book illustrator to the team makes a lot of sense.
As fans wait for No More Heroes 3, they can play and now enjoy Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes on the PS4, originally a Switch exclusive. The game is not a mainline entry into the No More Heroes series, but as a hack-and-slash mini-entry, it may provide some fun until No More Heroes 3 is released.
No More Heroes 3 is in development for Switch and set to release in 2021.